Today we're helping Jan, who has a very specific request. She's been using Christian Dior's Eau de Dior Coloressence Energisante, which has now been discontinued. She wants to find a similar scent, "...one that is fresh and yet not completely green with floral notes, has enough staying power for the entire workday, unobtrusive and not overpowering but still there for me when I need it to perk me up and make me feel fabulous". She doesn't have a price limit, and she has good access to perfume stores.
Here is what we know about Jan: she's in her 30s, lives in London, and likes "classic with a twist", "stuff that is off-mainstream but not necessarily extremely niche". Her interests include theater, fruit picking, food, traveling and photography.
Jan likes fresh and floral perfumes. Her favorites are "the ones that don't smell like perfumes at all but smell like I've had a good wash with some lovely smelling soap". Her current favorite is Prada Infusion d'Iris; in the past she has also worn Cacharel Noa and LouLou, Lancome Tresor and Chanel Allure.
Jan dislikes marine scents or overly fruity scents, and she doesn't usually like "really musky, spicy scents". Here are a few of the fragrances she tried while looking for a replacement for the Energisante: Kenzo Eau de Fleur de Thé (nice on a card, but on skin was like cloying men's aftershave), L'Occitane Green Tea with Mint (nice, but too much like any standard green tea fragrance, and same went for Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert), L'Occitane Peach Blossom (nice but too like air freshener), Jill Sander Style Pastels (she liked one of them, possibly the pink, but it didn't have enough staying power), Bvlgari Omnia Green Jade (overpowering and headache-inducing).
What say you?